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NEWS

UP grad and Inquirer scholar tops bar exams

THERE might be much to complain about in the Philippines, but 2015 bar topnotcher Rachel Angeli Miranda believes there is also as much good.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Trolls, partisan netizens run riot on social media

ARE YOU a Dutertard, Yellowtard, a BINAYaran or a closet Poetard?

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

All 5 candidates still wooing INC support

ALL FIVE presidential candidates have knocked at the door of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) to seek its endorsement, a sign the 101-year-old homegrown religious sect still commands political influence with a perceived ability to summon its faithful to vote as a bloc.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Santiago had harsh hashtags for foes

SHE WAS unequivocal and cuttingly candid at the hashtag segment of the Meet Inquirer Multimedia Forum on Tuesday.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino takes swipe at Duterte

PRESIDENT Aquino on Monday urged Filipinos to vote on May 9 for the candidates who deserve to win and not because they are popular or are leading in surveys.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

A new Somalia?

The release last Sunday of 10 Indonesian seafarers held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf bandit group was good news, but the kind that underlined the bad: Four more Indonesians remain in captivity, at least seven other foreigners have been abducted, and it is likely that the release was facilitated by the payment of ransom.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A new ‘Filipino sport’

Last Saturday, Smart Araneta Coliseum was packed to the rafters with fans from Ateneo and La Salle, but wait, this was not a basketball game. This was the championship game for the women’s volleyball of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A sign of hope

Many may be familiar with the “kikay kits” or make-up bags, since expanded to include coin purses, passport holders, document folders and even handbags made out of leatherette with covers woven out of cloth scraps more commonly used for doormats.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Du30’s legal stonewalling

SOME BASIC facts are known and incontestable at this point: Rodrigo Duterte, the presidential candidate who has surged to frontrunner status on a platform of eradicating crime and corruption by any means necessary—“It will be bloody,” he has said more than once—has an account with the Bank of the Philippine Islands branch on Julia Vargas Avenue that was heretofore unknown, until Sen. Antonio Trillanes revealed details about it. Trillanes’ exposé came complete with a breakdown of alleged deposits made on the mayor’s birthday in 2014 that totaled P211 million.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Between Mar and Grace

ALLOW ME, for the third time in nine years of column-writing, to list my choices for national positions at stake in the coming election—not as an endorsement but as an attempt at transparency. These are who I am voting for; weigh my opinion writing against my vote.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

Robust domestic demand to shield PH, says IMF

The Philippines would sustain its robust economic growth this year given its strong and resilient domestic demand, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Duterte causing market jitters

Philippine presidential favorite Rodrigo Duterte's vague economic plans and threats to kill thousands of criminals are spooking the financial markets, with one business leader warning Tuesday the trash-talking politician would bring anarchy.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH wants tariff on farm products scrapped

The Philippines will seek this Friday the removal of quotas and tariffs on its key agricultural exports such as bananas and pineapples under the first review of the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (Pjepa).

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

New partner looms in SMC telecom project

AFTER the collapse of its alliance with Australian telecom giant Telstra, a new foreign partner has reemerged in the horizon for conglomerate San Miguel Corp.

Posted: May 2nd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP sees ‘smooth’ political transition

Monetary authorities expect strong economic growth to continue in the long-term alongside expectations of a “smooth” transition to the next administration in June.

Posted: April 30th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Painters, Aces start Finals duel

HAVING fresher legs and with all hands on deck, Rain or Shine tries to reward itself for being the most consistent team in the PBA with a title this time.

Posted: May 6th, 2016 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

#ForRogie: UP completes rare double in UAAP Football

Newcomer King Miyagi delivered a hat trick as University of the Philippines overwhelmed Ateneo, 4-1, Thursday night capped a dramatic season by clinching a 17th UAAP men’s football crown before a huge crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The star of UP’s impressive rookie batch opened the scoring in the 28th minute, before striking twice in […]

Posted: May 5th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Football,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Latest Varsity Sports,Varsity Other Sports | Read More »

La Salle stays upbeat despite exit of stars

EVEN as more teams looked ready to challenge La Salle and Ateneo’s dominance in the next UAAP women’s volleyball season, the newly crowned Lady Spikers think they have the tools to stay on top. “It’s going to be different without the seniors, but nothing is impossible,” said Finals MVP Kim Kianna Dy, days after the […]

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Varsity Volleyball,Volleyball | Read More »

Hot-shooting Bolts trim Aces, stay alive

TOUGHER defensively and sharper on the other end, Meralco played with a lot of sting last night and took its best-of-five Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final Four series with Alaska to a decider after an 86-70 win at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Perasol takes over marooned UP quintet

BO PERASOL will still be in the thick of UAAP men’s basketball action as University of the Philippines formally appointed the former Ateneo mentor yesterday as its new head coach.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

With family, these moms braved cancer

Activist-scriptwriter Bibeth Orteza Siguion-Reyna refused to be emotional about battling Stage 3 breast cancer so that her son Rafa, then a teenager, grew up believing people beat it like the common cold.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Andrea Bocelli: The warmth of the Filipino audience really struck me

A FEW days have passed since Andrea Bocelli’s concert in Manila, and I am still listening to his double CD-DVD album “Cinema.” It was a magical night at the Mall of Asia Arena last April 26, where, for once in a very long time, taking videos and photos were not allowed.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Met theater: From ‘grand old dame’ to gross squalor

THE NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) conducted last Saturday the third and last clean-up drive for the Manila Metropolitan Theater (Met), and the activity afforded the media the chance to take a hard, close look at the state of utter disrepair and squalor of the insides of an edifice and institution that […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2016 in Arts & Culture,Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Boholanos take center stage at international dance workshop

THE SECOND Bohol International Dance Workshop proved an effective venue for cultural exchange as faculty from France and the United States, together with local talent, premiered “Blue Way,” a dance presentation that depicted strength in adversity, at the Bohol Cultural Center last April 23. Conceptualized and staged by world-renowned choreographer Gigi Caciuleanu for the Bohol […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2016 in Arts & Culture,Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Museum show features ‘adult coloring books’; curative power of colors stressed

DELVING in a new exploration that teaches and communicates the value of arts to the public, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Museum features works from “adult coloring books” in a monthlong exhibit. “Color More, Stress Less” seeks to emphasize the importance of colors and coloring in this stressful time. It runs until May 6 […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2016 in Arts & Culture,Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

‘AlDub’ to shoot movie in Italy

Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza are set to shoot a movie in Italy. Since their phenomenal love team, “AlDub,” causes pandemonium wherever they go, crowd control during shooting here in Manila is almost impossible.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Derrick Monasterio: No studio editing of first album

One of the things young singer-actor Derrick Monasterio is proud of in his self-titled first album is that all seven songs in it were recorded with barely any studio embellishments or trickery.

Posted: May 4th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘Lemonade’–trouble in Beyoncé’s paradise

Is there trouble in Beyoncé and husband Jay Z’s conjugal paradise, as suggested by the pop queen’s latest collection, “Lemonade”? Judging from the searing honesty and imperious rage that seethe through her sixth studio album, it sure seems that way.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

How James handles Nadine’s jealousy attack

How many heartbeats away is love from friendship? Let James Reid and Nadine Lustre answer that in their movie, “This Time,” which opens tomorrow.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick | Read More »

Janine Gutierrez: It’s hard work, not pedigree, that matters

Coming from a family of celebrities certainly helped Janine Gutierrez enter show biz —that cannot be denied, she said. “It was an advantage.” But, at the same time, the actress pointed out, her pedigree is not something she could ride on forever.

Posted: May 2nd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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